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Old 01-15-2009, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The trackball on my 8100 has become really shitty, I need to press down on it pretty hard for it to open stuff. Would replacing it with a new one fix this?
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try cleaning it before bother buying a new one,
HOW TO: Clean the Trackball on your Pearl 8100

But if that doesnt work
replacing it definitely will.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright, thanks
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I used to clean mine, which caused me quite a bit of emotional trauma. Then I just bought a few extra to have on hand and realized how easy and inexpensive it is to just swap the trackball out. It's almost like having a new phone!

I guess what I'm saying is that at less than $10 shipped each, it's almost easier to just put in a new trackball!
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Should I buy a new frame for the trackball (the faux-chrome casing it's in) or just the ball?
Also, how does changing the ball make clicking on things easier? I don't think my ball is chipped or anything.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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From time to time, my ball seems to lag a bit. (not making a joke here or anything)
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Where in the heck are you finding them for less than $10 shipped? Best price I found was $14!
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Amazon is selling it for 6.99 + 2.95 (shipping). I have not tried it, but it came up while I was searching.
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